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Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens...

...Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens. 
Brown paper packages tied up with string, these are a few of my favorite things!

Okay, not so much the whiskers on kittens since I'm allergic, but below I am listing a few of my favorite things.  I figured it Queen O can do it, so can I (and btw, I'm on pins and needles awaiting her favorite things episode this year because I know it's going to be a blowout!)

I have my fav's categorized for you.  And a little disclosure...for the most part, I tried to only select things that I actually have, use and love!  There are a few books that I don't have yet, but have heard great things about and drooled over in the store!

Food:

Many people like to send food gifts to friends and family and I've included some of my favs.  If you aren't sending them as gifts, they would be great for gatherings.
Cheesecake Factory's Red Velvet Cheesecake is now at Sam's Club (it's not 4 small layers as shown, but two larger layers...one red velvet cake and one cheesecake).

Carnegie Deli Cheesecakes.  If you've never had these cheesecakes, then you haven't lived!

Apples from Mrs. Prindables...so many varieties to choose from.

These iced cookies from Cheryl's are good.  Really, really good. 


Clothing & Accessories:

These all make great gifts, but also would make a great gift for yourself!
Both pairs of gloves are from Echo Designs.  These are a must have for those with iphones.  There are little magic things on the thumb and pointer fingers that enable you to answer, dial, etc. on your iphone without having to risk frostbite!  I got a pair last Christmas, but now they have all these cute designs like the quilted ones and the ones with ruffles.

This little ruffle cardigan is by Bobeau and can be found at Nordstrom.  I have it in black and grey and LOVE it.  It's only in limited sizes and colors right now because it is on sale, but this brand has lots of cute & fun cardigans.

Shoes:

Aaaahhhhhh.  Shoes.  How do I love thee....let me count the ways!
These are some of my favorite shoes for winter.

Ugg House Shoes are the way to go.  They last so well and are so warm and cozy.  They have the moccasins,  slide-on slippers, flat slippers, and sweater-y slippers  I have these that are pictured because my Lola pulls the slip-on kind off my feet as if they were one of her toys.

Good old Classic Ugg Short Boots (not the mini ones, not the tall ones) are so hard to beat.  Order a size smaller in these than what you really wear (this advise comes from someone who didn't figure this out until until she was on pair #3).

Tall Boots....specifically a great low heel boot.  They are the go-to-shoe this fall paired with leggings, jeggings or skinny-jeans.

Beauty Products:
This is a hard category for me to narrow down a list of favs! 

Right now, I'm loving my this new concealer by Temptu. It covers dark circles and has good moisturizer built right in.  You can get it at Sephora.

I use Rosebud's Strawberry Lip Balm every single night before bed.

I'm crazy for anything Korres.  I love the Honey-Thyme Moisture Mask, Honey-Thyme Moisturizer, and the Pomegranate Face Scrub.  Their products are all Eco-certified too.  You can get it at Sephora or Ulta, or at the link I provided.


Cookbooks:


There are so many great cookbooks out there, but what I really love are the baking books. 


Cooking Gadgets:

Here are some of my "wouldn't want to live without items" for the Kitchen

A good panini press will turn your boring old sandwich into a culinary treat!  I got one from Breville last year and LOVE it.  (and it is currently on Sale at W-S!)

An Amco Avocado pitter/slicer is now a must in my opinion!  If only I had had this $10-15 little gadget, I would have personally saved well over $6000 (oh yeah, and a finger!)!!!!  You can find it on Amazon or in W-S stores.

Spoonulas are my number one go to item in the kitchen.  I have several.  You can never have too many!

Melamine bowls are fabulous.  These have great little rubber rings around the bottom so they don't move all over the counter when you are stirring and they have pouring spouts.  I got one of these sets in pink several years back when there were only three bowls in the set, but now they come with four, which is even better!

Comments

Abby said…
I love favorite things. Make it a weekly occurance..or monthly maybe!

Tried your beans last night. They were delish!
Holly said…
I love this! We have tons in common girl! I am a crazy lady about Korres, especially anything in the Pomegranate line. I'm with you on the UGG boots too. You really can't go wrong. I purchased some UGG flip-flops over the summer and they were a little warm for the hotter months, but I'm wearing them now to run through the Starbucks drive through late at night. :)
Ann said…
You know all the good stuff! Love your list!
Scrappy Girl said…
I love Oprah's favorites too...oh to be a guest in THAT audience. Love your list too...I need a pair of Uggs.

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